Nearly All Campgrounds Open Across Plumas National Forest


Camping opportunities expand as Plumas National Forest opens most recreation sites over the weekend.

The Forest Service says that while a few sites remain closed, they will open by the 4th of July holiday.

At Little Grass Valley Reservoir near La Porte on the Feather River Ranger District, recreation sites on the Wyandotte peninsula and Black Rock and Horse Camp campgrounds are now open. Red Feather, Little Beaver, and Running Deer remain closed but are expected to open by July 4.

On the Mount Hough Ranger District, all campgrounds at Bucks Lake are now open except for Hutchins Group Camp. The group camp’s estimated opening date for the season is unknown. The forests service also wants to make you aware that there is no water at Sundew Campground, but campers can fill up at Haskins or Sandy Point.

On the Beckwourth Ranger District, the Lakes Basin Recreation Area sites are open as of this weekend, and Gold Lake Campground is now first come, first served.

Gold Lake 4×4 Camp now requires reservations at least three days and up to 30 days in advance, which will require an additional small fee. The Forest Service also reminds you that you are expected to be responsible for human waste disposal when recreating at this site, bringing it, and using approved systems. This includes waste kits and Waste Alleviation and Gelling (WAG) bags that contain a drying agent and can be sealed and disposed of in a dumpster or trash at home.

In addition to site openings, the Plumas NF new concessionaire Royal Elk Park Management is continuing to work on repairs and facility maintenance needs, including work on damaged boat docks.

No fire restrictions are in place across the forest yet, but you are urged to exercise extreme caution when handling anything that can spark a fire.